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Coding / Abstract Specialist
Hamilton Health Care System, Inc.

Location: Dalton, Georgia
Work Setting: Hospital
Job Function:
Job Type:
Salary Range: Highly competitive


Hamilton Health Care System (HHCS) is a not-for-profit, fully-integrated, comprehensive system of care serving the northwest Georgia region. The Dalton-based flagship of the system, Hamilton Medical Center, is a 282-bed regional acute-care hospital which offers major medical, surgical, women’s, psychiatric and diagnostic services, including award winning, accredited stroke and chest pain centers.

Known for its advanced care and personalized service, Hamilton Health Care System offers innovative treatment options in state-of-the art facilities while maintaining a compassionate, friendly, and tranquil healing environment.


Job Description

$1,500 Sign-on Bonus eligible!

Title: Coding/Abstracting Specialist 557985029

Department: Health Information Management

Reports To: Supervisor

Schedule:  Monday – Friday 8:30am – 5pm

Status:  Full-time


Codes, analyzes, and abstracts all scanned or imaged electronic medical records according to established classification system and enters the abstracted information into the hospital financial system via a CRT. Identifies documents of poor quality. Ensures all scanned documents are positioned correctly. Identifies those that are incorrect. Ensures each document is indexed to the correct patient/encounter. Refers identified issues to appropriate scanning/QC staff for correction.

The individual must be detailed oriented and be able to work independently. Must demonstrate initiative and ability to work with physicians and other healthcare providers with cooperation and flexibility.    The team member has access to patient medical information, involved in ensuring the integrity of the legal medical record and must strictly uphold patient confidentiality. This position serves as a resource for other members of the organization in regards to code assignment issues and related policies and procedures regarding required documentation. Reviews assigned work queue(s) daily and ensure timely processing of assignments in each queue.

Required Qualifications

Education: No Requirement

Licensure: RHIA, RHIT, CCS, CPC, CCA or equivalent.

Experience: No Requirement


Knowledge of Medical Record content for inpatient and outpatient visits.

  • Knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy & physiology, DRG and APC assignment, and ICD9-CM, ICD10-CM/PCS & CPT coding systems

o   Ability to examine the chart and verify documentation needed for accurate code assignment.

o   Good decision-making.

o   Organized and attention to detail and quality.

o   Ability to prioritize workload and strong recall and recognition skills.

o   Ability to perform computer functions in Microsoft Windows

o   Good verbal, written and computer communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

Education: Graduate of approved HIA or HIT program or equivalent, preferred.

Experience: Three months to one year experience in an acute care hospital preferred.


Education Qualifications

No Educational Requirements


To learn more about Hamilton Health Care System’s exciting and extremely competitive benefits package please contact Hamilton Human Resources at (706) 272-6641 or email us at

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Posted: February 28, 2020 at 11:09 AM
Post ID: 48773

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